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Web based evaluation of material handling alternatives for automated manufacturing: a parallel replications approach

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2 Author(s)
Biles, W.E. ; Dept. of Ind. Eng., Louisville Univ., KY, USA ; Casebier, J.B.

This paper describes the application of a master/slave configuration of processors to study a comparison of alternative material handling configurations for automated manufacturing. Such a study usually requires a large number of simulation replications, and carrying out those replications on a multi-processor platform yields significant savings in elapsed time. In the present application, a master processor carries out the statistical computations for a 2k factorial design on up to eight slave processors. This paper will compare the results from using two, four and eight processors.

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Simulation Conference, 2004. Proceedings of the 2004 Winter  (Volume:2 )

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5-8 Dec. 2004